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    1938 Babe Ruth Signed Check. The "James Donohue" to whom Ruth makes payable this $27.90 check is almost certainly famed New York and New Jersey restaurateur Jimmy Donohue, a lifetime friend of Ruth's who fed the Babe for over twenty years. Ruth's blue fountain pen ink is an unimprovably bold 10/10, including his standard "GH Ruth" signature variation most typically encountered on personal checks. A few fold lines do little to distract, nor does the bank stamping which intersects with Ruth's autograph. A fine example, made particularly desirable by the personalized embossing at left edge. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

    This lot derives from the collection of the late Reverend G. Richard McKelvey, a true pioneer of the baseball autograph collecting hobby. For nearly eight decades, Reverend McKelvey actively compiled his collection of in-person autographs, and is widely recognized as the innovator of "theme balls," paving the way for the wildly popular 500 Home Run Club and 300 Win Club baseballs of today. Many other noteworthy pieces from his collection are currently up for bidding in our Sunday Internet Sports Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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